Avoid These Costly Mistakes in the Welding Operation

Looking to improve productivity and reduce costs to be more competitive? The one key to getting ahead is reducing the time spent on non-value-added activities – i.e., any time spent not welding. Here are some of the best ways to reduce downtime.
Gases: Articles

Welding Automation & Robotics

Take a closer look at some of the newest advances in data management, systems integration and automation, robotics and more that can help make your welding operations more productive and profitable.

Using Shielding Gas Efficiently

Gas handling equipment is one area shops sometimes overlook to keep costs down to stay competitive. Proper gas-saver flowmeter regulators can ensure saving on the amount of shielding gas that is used with each pull of the trigger of the welding gun.

Clearing the Air in Gas Delivery

MIG and TIG welding, plasma cutting, laser cutting or welding all require compressed gases. How these gases are stored, handled and used will determine the extent that the overall cost of these gas products impacts your bottom line. The correct gas delivery system will provide the most economical and efficient results to complement any of these applications – and the normal starting point for all of them is a cylinder of gas and a regulator. 

What You Should Know About Shielding Gas

Knowing how to select the appropriate shielding gas for the application can go far in helping obtain the desired welding performance and minimizing the downtime for rework caused by poor weld quality. Here are some of the basics of what you should know about shielding gases.

Common Shielding Gases Used for Arc Welding

The variety of shielding gases used in arc welding can be confusing as to when to use which gas for which application. Here are some basic guidelines to follow.

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Gases: Industry News

IWDC Spending Sets New Record

The spending of Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative member companies through their co-op exceeded $19 million in March.

Lincoln Electric in Talks to Acquire Air Liquide Welding

These exclusive negotiations are subject to a definitive agreement between the parties and other conditions.

IWDC Awards Greco Gas Executive

Joe Greco is presented the Bob Jackson Memorial Award for his leadership in the industry, community and family.


Gases: Products

Intelligent Gas Cylinder Capabilities

The EVOS DCi gas cylinder valve from Linde Gases delivers live data on cylinder location and gas information, including gas type, volume of gas, rate of gas usage and even cylinder temperature.

Point-Of-Use Panel Improves Precision, Maintains Purity in Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide Incubators

The 55S Series Point-of-Use panel from CONCOA controls final line pressure and individual isolation for up to four streams of carbon dioxide and nitrogen.

Intuitive Gas Regulator Provides Superior Safety and Performance for All Common Gases

The innovative Victor EDGE Series 2.0 heavy duty gas regulator from ESAB puts user-interaction at the forefront for handling acetylene, propane, oxygen and inert gases.